Financial reform came up for a test vote this week in the Senate--and the Republican party (plus Ben Nelson) voted to filibuster the bill before even debating the subject. Will GOP political posturing continue to hold progress hostage? What's the point of being the Party of No, and will the Republicans' apparent decision to stick to that line finally push Obama to decide that there's no point in trying to win them over, and lead him to making progressive choices--for the Supreme Court, say?
Joining us to make sense of the confusion in Washington, D.C. is regular GRITtv guest Melissa Harris-Lacewell, columnist for The Nation and professor at Princeton. She also has some thoughts on Nightline's recent special on the purported marriage crisis among black women.
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